Wednesday, June 30, 2010
灌汤包 Guan Tang Bao Experience at Yuyuan,Shanghai
When I visited Yuyuan 豫园 or the local call it Cheng Huang Miao ( City God Temple)城隍庙 at Shanghai, I got a chance to try out one of the local famous snack - 灌汤包 Guan Tang Bao . That was my first time sipping the soup from the bao using a straw. It has got to be sip slowly as the soup is super hot!
The crab egg base soup was simply delicious, sold at RMB 13.
I bought my Guan Tang Bao at this stall - Shanghai Snacks
The bao is freshly made and steamed, waiting time was about 10mins, but worthy !!! This stall also sell many different kind of local snacks.
Eagerly waiting for my bao...steaming in action...
Visit to Shanghai will not be completed without coming to Yuyuan. This place has got more than 700 years history, which was the heart of business, politics and culture of Shanghai. It was desribed as the root of Shanghai. I really admire the effort of the government to maintain these nicely reserved old Shanghai buildings. Not to forget to try their snacks and shopping around to get some real value for money souvenirs. I did not buy anything inside those "high class" shops, as they are expensive. I only buy things at small stalls outside Yuyuan garden, which I was able to get some really value for money stuff!!!! Anyway, must bargain hard for good deal!!!!
See the crowd...?? The best word to describe is in Chinese - 人山人海!!!